North Africa

MOROCCO: Cultural Week Aims to Teach Salesian Students and Their Families More About the Life of St. John (Don) Bosco

By at January 23, 2017 | 4:16 pm

MOROCCO: Cultural Week Aims to Teach Salesian Students and Their Families More About the Life of St. John (Don) Bosco

(MissionNewswire) Every year, Salesian Father Antonio Vega, rector of the Salesian community in Kenitra, a city on the outskirts of the capital city of Rabat, Morocco provides a week of culture at the local Salesian school, which educates close to 400 children. This year, the theme proposed by Catholic education in Morocco is “No to violence.” The message is infused more...

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MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA: Protecting Education for Children in Conflict

By at April 16, 2015 | 10:55 am

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA: Protecting Education for Children in Conflict

(MissionNewswire) While steady progress has been made in changing attitudes toward education and raising enrollment numbers during the past 10 years, violence and instability in the Middle East and North Africa is preventing children from getting an education. One in four youth are either out of school or at at risk of dropping out, according UNICEF. “At a time of more...

Africa , Featured on slider , Middle East , North Africa , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Sudan , Syria

KENYA: Salesian-run Bosco Boys Programs Provides Education to More Than 600 Poor Youth

By at April 14, 2015 | 5:47 am

KENYA: Salesian-run Bosco Boys Programs Provides Education to More Than 600 Poor Youth

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run Bosco Boys program provides education and technical skills training to former street children in Nairobi, Kenya and is currently serving more than 600 boys and girls in primary and secondary schools and universities. The program also operates two nursery schools in the slums of Kariua and Kuwinda. For Salesian volunteer, Polona more...

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SOUTH SUDAN: New Salesian Hospital Will Provide Medical Care for Poor and Sick in Tonj

By at August 6, 2014 | 9:10 am

SOUTH SUDAN: New Salesian Hospital Will Provide Medical Care for Poor and Sick in Tonj

(MissionNewswire) South Sudan is one of the poorest countries in the world with 55 percent of its population living in poverty, according to the World Bank. The country just celebrated its third year of independence in July but is facing an ongoing civil war that started in December 2013 and has resulted in a dire humanitarian crisis. The civil war has left thousands more...

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MOROCCO: Salesian Program Celebrates 75 Years Providing Education and Hope for Poor Youth

By at August 13, 2013 | 11:19 am

MOROCCO: Salesian Program Celebrates 75 Years Providing Education and Hope for Poor Youth

(MissionNewswire) Over the last several years, Morocco has made significant strides toward reducing the number of Moroccans living in poverty. Despite progress, a drastic gap in wealth continues to exist between those living in urban and rural areas, according to the World Bank. Out of close to 4 million people living in poverty, 3 million are living in rural areas. more...

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EGYPT: Amidst Turmoil, Salesians Will Not Retreat

By at March 2, 2011 | 1:00 pm

EGYPT: Amidst Turmoil, Salesians Will Not Retreat

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions has released a statement regarding the situation of Salesians in Egypt, in response to the turmoil and protests against the government and President Hosni Mubarak. Initially, a retreat to Alexandria had been planned for the Salesians in Egypt. Given the great uncertainty of the situation, the Salesians decided to stay in their own more...

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